Michael Jackson's father Joe's abusive behaviour towards his children would have landed him in jail if he hadn't had the protection of his wife KATHERINE, according to a book proposal Jermaine Jackson put forward in 2003. The eight-page synopsis, obtained by the New York Daily News, for Jermaine's unpublished book LEGACY: SURVIVING THE BEST AND THE WORST implies the pop patriarch molested Jermaine's sisters REBBIE and LaToya while allowing his young pop star son, Michael, to spend time alone with "important business men". The synopsis reads, "Joseph did some disgusting things to LaToya and Rebbie, especially. If it weren't for Mother's loyalty to him, he'd probably be in prison for what he did to our sisters."